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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
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To what molecular class of hormones do estradiol andprogesterone belong, and where do they act in the body?

Summary Introduction

To review:

The molecular class of estradiol and progesterone. Also, the action of these hormones in the body.

Introduction:

Progesterone is a progestin and estradiol is a major estrogen. The ovaries and testes that is the gonads produce progesterone and estrogen hormones. The hypersecretion of estrogen and progesterone causes premature sexual development. The hypo-secretion of these hormones inhibits sexual development.

Explanation

The ovaries under the stimulation of follicle stimulating hormone produce estrogen. The estrogen is a steroid hormone, which stimulates and regulates the development as well as maintenance of the female reproductive system. Estradiol stimulates the maturation of sex organs during puberty. It also helps in the development of secondary sexual characteristics in females...

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